What to Expect at the Chiropractor

Shields Chiropractic
September 12, 2023
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If you’ve never received treatment, you may be wondering what to expect from your first visit to the chiropractor. Fortunately, the whole process of what to do before, during, and after a chiropractic adjustment is quite straightforward. 

What to Expect at the Chiropractor

Before Your First Visit to the Chiropractor

Getting prepared for your first visit to the chiropractor is pretty simple. One important step is filling out new patient paperwork, which we’ll need to ensure that you’re getting the right treatment. If you expect to receive an adjustment or massage, make sure you’ve eaten a light meal, had plenty of water, are well-rested, and are generally relaxed. Also make sure to take note of any unusual aches or pains so that you can tell your chiropractor. 

During Your Appointment 

When you meet your chiropractor for the first time, they’ll sit down with you to discuss how you’re feeling and what you hope to achieve. The consultation includes an examination, which may also involve X-rays depending on your condition. Once your chiro has the information at hand, they’ll go over your treatment options. You could potentially get your first chiropractic adjustment or massage the same day, or you can set up another appointment after the fact. 

After Your Chiropractic Adjustment

After you’ve received a chiropractic adjustment, you’ll get some easy-to-follow instructions to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment. This usually includes getting lots of rest and relaxation, and it might also involve rehabilitative exercises and stretches. If you have any questions about what to do after your adjustment, you can also ask before you leave the office or give us a call when you get home. 

Schedule Your First Visit to the Chiropractor in Saginaw, MI

Our goal at Shields Chiropractic is to make your first visit and your first adjustment as stress-free as possible before, during, and after. If you’re ready to get started on your journey, schedule an appointment, call us at 989-781-7700, or stop in and visit our offices in Saginaw, MI.

Shields Chiropractic